Fall travel deals as seen on Fox 6 Good Day Alabama

Fall is a fabulous time to travel! The kiddos go back to school and touristy areas need to fill slower season accommodations such as condos, hotels and beach houses. Their loss is your gain! Let’s check out some options for fall 2015.

Mediterranea is a beautiful Newman-Dailey Resort Property.
Mediterranea is a beautiful Newman-Dailey Resort Property.

Beach
With reduced occupancy in the fall, you can score big savings on Alabama’s Gulf Coast or the Florida panhandle. For instance, Destin, Florida is a hot spot for vacationers, and property managers such as Newman-Dailey Resort Properties have some wonderful deals going on! Go to www.destinvacation.com and CLICK the DEALS button. Here you will find lots of great values for lodging at premier properties. Additionally, their current fall promotion is 30 to Share or Wear – guests receive a $30 gift card to Silver Sands Shopping Outlet, a VIP coupon book, a tote bag and a bottle of their 30th anniversary wine! (See web site for restrictions and qualifications.)

Turquoise Place is a fabulous Spectrum Resort Property in Orange Beach.
Turquoise Place is a fabulous Spectrum Resort Property in Orange Beach.

Check out Spectrum Resorts for Tailgate Getaways this fall at Gulf Shores’ crown jewel Turquoise Place or The Beach Club on Fort Morgan. Both properties promise a vacation to remember!

Becky and Splash Adventure owner Dan Koch.
Becky and Splash Adventure owner Dan Koch.

Theme Parks
Close to home, Alabama Splash Adventure has new ownership and offers, not only two great parks in one, but also an exciting, safe trip that includes FREE parking, FREE soft drinks, FREE sunscreen and FREE WIFI! Wow! And, they have brought back the RAMPAGE for coaster enthusiasts! Food is affordable and delicious!

A spectacle of characters parades down Main Street, U.S.A in Mickey’s Boo-to You Halloween Parade during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom. The parade includes Disney characters in Halloween regalia and the ghostly inhabitants of The Haunted Mansion. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a special ticket event and takes place on select nights each fall at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Charlie Champagne, photographer
A spectacle of characters parades down Main Street, U.S.A in Mickey’s Boo-to You Halloween Parade during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom. The parade includes Disney characters in Halloween regalia and the ghostly inhabitants of The Haunted Mansion. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a special ticket event and takes place on select nights each fall at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Charlie Champagne, photographer

If you are looking at a larger theme park such as Walt Disney World then consider this: the park ticket prices don’t fluctuate throughout the year, but hotels and accommodations (on and off property) DO! Planning your trip around low season in terms of lodging can be a big savings! Check your favorite Disney property to see if they have any special deals in the fall – you’ll be surprised that often they do! Another place to search out good deals on local hotels and resorts is Orlando Groupon. Other options for accommodations that I like include Sheraton Vistana and Sunsplash Vacation Homes. Money saving tip: choose a property with a nice pool and do not buy park tickets for travel days! For example: you are coming in on Monday and checking out on Saturday. Buy park tickets for Tuesday – Friday and let the kids enjoy your pool on Monday while you get unpacked and settled. Some folks buy tickets for all six of those days and then rush around trying to get their money’s worth.

Fall foliage in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia.
Fall foliage in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia.

Fall Foliage
When the leaves begin to change colors, folks flock to the mountains to see the picturesque landscapes. The Smokey Mountains are always a good choice, but also, think about the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia, only 90 minutes north of Atlanta! Their informative web site helps you find a cabin, things to do and (under SEASONAL) has Fall Color Updates to make sure you don’t miss the perfect views.

Wherever you travel this fall, be safe friends!




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